National Breastfeeding Week 2023


  • National Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in Canada from October 1-7th. Usually celebrated internationally each year in August, in Canada we celebrate World Breast/Chestfeeding Week from Oct. 1-7.


  • Why October? It is the tenth month of the year and symbolizes the first week of a baby’s life after nine months of pregnancy, when a baby would begin to breast/chestfed.


  • Each year a global theme is developed by the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). This year’s theme, “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a difference for working parents” focuses on breastfeeding and employment/work. It will showcase the impact of paid leave, workplace support and emerging parenting norms on breastfeeding through the lens of parents themselves.


 Click here for our 2023 virtual package highlighting how you can celebrate National Breastfeeding Week with Baby-Friendly NL!


Click here for the National Breastfeeding Week 2023 Proclamation page.

Click here for activity pages.

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